One Suspect Arrested, Another Sought for July Armed Robberies


One suspect is in custody and a second suspect is wanted on an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Robbery for four separate Armed Robberies that have occurred in Clinton and Fayette Counties during the past week. Witness accounts of the events and evidence gathered during the investigation provided the investigating officers critical information that helped identify the suspects.

On Thursday July 9, 2020 at approximately 0113, Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Pilot Station, located at 5772 US 68N in Clinton County to investigate an Aggravated Robbery where the suspect displayed a firearm.

On Saturday July 11, 2020, at approximately 2137, Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Midway Sunoco, located at 13458 ST RT 38 NE, in Fayette County to investigate an Aggravated Robbery where the suspect displayed a firearm.

On Sunday July 12, 2020, at approximately 0546, Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Shell Food Mart, located at 220 State Street, Jeffersonville, in Fayette County, to investigate an Aggravated Robbery where the suspect displayed a firearm.

On Tuesday July 14, 2020, at approximately 0048, Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the SR73 Shell, located at 7111 SR 73W in Clinton County, to investigate an Aggravated Robbery where the suspect displayed a firearm.

On July 14, 2020, Deputies from the Clinton and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on one residence and two vehicles which provided additional evidence that led to the arrest of Andrew Dowe, age 22 of Wilmington, Ohio. Dowe is presently being held in the Clinton County Adult Detention Facility on a $100,000.00 bond for Clinton County charges as well as a holder for Aggravated Robbery charges from Fayette County.

(Above: Andrew Dowe, 22, of Wilmington)

On July 16, 2020, Fayette County Deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Antwan Morris, age 24 of Wilmington, Ohio for Aggravated Robbery. A search warrant of Morris’ last known address was executed on July 17, 2020 by Clinton and Fayette County Deputies and the Wilmington PD and Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Joint S.W.A.T. Team. Morris was not located during the search.

(Above: Antwan Morris, 24, of Wilmington)

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Antwan Morris is encouraged to contact the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office at 937-382-1611 or the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 740-335-6170.

The press release issued Friday, July 17th stated "This is a great example of multiple agencies working together to solve a violent crime. While we are fortunate and thankful that no one was physically injured during these incidents, history tells us that would not likely be the trend if additional robberies occur."


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